Zip-Tie Rioter Arrested
WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is continuing to make arrests of people who participated in the attack and riot at the United States Capital last Wednesday.
The FBI has added ten of the individuals to its Most Wanted list, as well as continuing to make arrests of suspects.
Social Media as a Social Enforcement Tool
The number of protesters who either live-streamed to Facebook or other social media channels, or posted pictures of themselves during the Capital Hill Riot is assisting law enforcement.
Some of the rioters who outed themselves are also facing losses already on a more personal level. People taking to social media are sharing their images, and employers are terminating the employment
FBI Continue to Make Arrests
Two men were charged in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Larry Rendell Brock, of Texas, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Brock was arrested today in Texas.
It is alleged that Brock was identified as one of the individuals who unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol wearing a green helmet, green tactical vest with patches, black and camo jacket, and beige pants holding a white flex cuff, which is used by law enforcement to restrain and/or detain subjects.
Nashville police release mug shot of Eric Gavelek Munchel, the other Capitol rioter who carried zip-tie handcuffs on the floor of US Senate. He’s charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. https://t.co/S38LmmyQ0H pic.twitter.com/5CSZ6Zl0K5
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 11, 2021
Eric Gavelek Munchel, of Tennessee, was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Munchel was arrested today in Tennessee.
It is alleged that Munchel was inside of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Photos depicting his presence show a person who appears to be Munchel carrying plastic restraints, an item in a holster on his right hip, and a cell phone mounted on his chest with the camera facing outward, ostensibly to record events that day.
These cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Counterterrorism Section of the DOJ’s National Security Division, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. The cases are being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the FBI’s Dallas Field Office, the FBI’s Memphis Field Office and the United States Capitol Police.
The information contained in the charging documents are merely allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The ATF and FBI continue to urge the public to report suspected use of explosive devices, or violent, destructive acts associated with the recent unrest. Anyone with information can call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov or submit information anonymously via ReportIt.com.
The FBI is looking for individuals who may have incited or promoted violence of any kind. Anyone with digital material or tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or submit images or videos at fbi.gov/USCapitol.